Friday, 19 February 2010

Farewell Party & Tarte Tatin

We were invited to a lovely farewell party for The Professor last night in one of the colleges, organised by his colleagues. Lots of lovely food, wine and kind words. Made me very proud of my man!

The dessert was a very nice Tarte Tatin and it made me think of a very easy recipe I use for a quick and easy version of this cake - it involves a little cheating and is not too accurate on the measurements:

Use a good frying pan which can take being put in the oven. I normally use a cast iron pan with a wooden handle (stekepanne i smijern).

  • Melt a good knob of butter with about 2 dl of sugar and let this caramelise (don't burn it!) in the frying pan

  • Peel, core and slice apples (3-4, maybe) and place them in a the caramelised sugar/butter in a nice pattern.

  • Let this simmer a little over low heat.

  • Roll out some ready bought puff pastry (the cheating part) and cut a circle that covers the frying pan well and place this over the apples.

  • Heat the oven to about 200 degrees and place the entire frying pan in the middle of the oven and let it bake for about 15 mins (keep an eye so it doesn't get burnt)

  • Turn the cake upside down on a plate when you bring it out of the oven

  • Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
Voila! - Quick and easy!

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